| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
A New York para-athlete has become the first American woman handcyclist to complete the Ironman World Championship — defeating a Chicago woman competing for the same honor.
In the 17-hour triathlon Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Susan Katz, a...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:58 PM
New research on the human cost of the war in Iraq estimates that roughly half a million men, women and children died between 2003 and 2011 as a direct result of violence or the associated collapse of civil infrastructure.
In a study published Tuesday in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:20 PM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A suicide bomber in Pakistan’s volatile northwest killed eight people Wednesday, including a powerful provincial minister, and wounded 30 in the latest attack to hit the troubled region near the border with Afghanistan....
| Jul 6, 2013
Religion and science have long had disagreements — from Galileo, who was tried for teaching that the Earth was not the center of the universe, to battles over teaching evolution in public schools. But when it comes to greed, religion and science...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:38 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Gunmen killed a female polio worker and injured another near the northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults on vaccination teams working to eradicate the disease in Pakistan.
The women were...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russian officials are working diligently with U.S. counterparts to revive collapsed peace talks on Syria’s future after more than two years of bloody civil war.
But Moscow also has threatended to ship sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the...
| Jun 2, 2013
The Glass Ocean
Penguin Press, $25.95
A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Dave “Hawk” Wilder, who coached the Glendale Community College softball team the past 13 seasons, died Sunday at his home in Northridge. He was 70.
Glendale college assistant softball coach Sal Pizzo confirmed Wilder’s death Monday....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:38 AM
BEIRUT — The humanitarian crisis inside Syria is escalating rapidly with more than 9 million people — about 40% of the population — in dire need as winter approaches and agencies find it increasingly difficult to deliver aid inside the...